KSU Getting Involved with Florida RB

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The success Kansas State is having on the field this year has recruits' attention across the nation. Running back LaJuan Hunt plays for one of the top-ranked teams in Florida at The University School of Nova Southeastern University, better known "U-School" in Fort Lauderdale.

The junior already has one offer to his credit and is receiving a lot of early attention from many programs, but says he's hoping to hear more from the Wildcat staff.

"Kansas State has sent me a few letters so far," said Lajuan Hunt. "I was very excited when I received them because I'm interested in learning more about the program. I've watched them play this year and can really see myself going there to play football. I'm going to tell my coach to let them know I'm very interested in hearing from them.

"FAU was my first offer, but I feel like several others are close. I'm hearing a lot from Rutgers, Mississippi State, and Wake Forest. I'm also hearing from Miami (Florida), Auburn, Duke, USF, Pitt, and Clemson.

Hunt, 5-foot-9, 190-pounds, is part of a potent two-back combo with sophomore Jordan Scarlett for the U-School Eagles. The team is undefeated at 8-0 and are so good they had two opponents back out of playing them during the season.

"I'm having a good year," Hunt said. "I have 51 carries for 505 [rushing] yards and seven touchdown. I'm averaging close to nine yards-per-carry. I've improved on my ability to move laterally, keeping my feet moving in the hole, and in making big plays."

Hunt plays at a school that gets plenty of attention. Their first game of the season against Ohio's Trotwood-Madison was nationally televised by ESPN. Although just a junior, Hunt is getting an idea of what he wants to see in a college program.

"The first thing I'm going to look at is my major," he said. "I want to study Biology. Then I want to see who's their first-string running back and who else they have there to get a better idea of how soon I can play. Location is important to me. I'm willing to play out of state, but probably not somewhere on the West Coast."

Hunt had his best game of the year against Westminster Christian with 178 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown in the 27-0 win on October 19th to clinch the District title. The Suns will begin their quest for a Florida 3A title on November 16th with Cardinal Newman.

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